Finally got to see The Force Awakens. The cinema was still packed out all these months in, which is pretty impressive. More impressively, I had managed to avoid any spoilers for almost three months.
It was a great movie, probably the best of all the ones I've seen in that there were no lulls or scenes that dragged. Every scene was on point. That said, I agree that it was basically a retread of the first one. In fact, I can't believe they literally took the exact same story, and threw some (great) new characters in. I hope the next two depart from the original trilogy arc. I'd like to hear more about the backstories of Rey and Fin (they definitely hinted at this). An entertaining movie, but it felt like what Episode I would be like if it was made to modern standards.